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18 Aug, 2009

Welcome to our newest patron: Nayla Natural Care

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!|Ottawa|technical stuff

Ottawa-based Nayla Natural Care offers organic, natural and eco-friendly essentials. Take a moment to poke around the store’s website. There are tons of great products for the parenting set. (Personally, I have my eye on these stainless steel lunch containers. And Mark was just looking at this and pronounced it to be The Best Invention Ever. We had one and loved it. And I just realized they carry reusable produce bags too! )

Anyway, there are lots of great finds to be found. And I happen to know that Gwen Leron, the owner, is keen and conscientious and a mom herself. She tests all the products herself and enlists family and friends to do the same… so you know that the item you’re buying is a good one.

Welcome Nayla Natural Care! And thank you for your support!


Aaaaand, Nayla makes five. I promised I wouldn’t go beyond five ads for five patrons. So that means that The Fishbowl is full. If you’re interested in taking out a space please contact me and I will put you on a waiting list. ;)

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2 Responses to "Welcome to our newest patron: Nayla Natural Care"

1 | The Veg Next Door

August 19th, 2009 at 6:30 am


I’ve been eyeing those containers for a while. I wonder though if little hands can open it.

Congrats on the ads.

2 | Rebecca

August 22nd, 2009 at 9:14 am


Wonderful patrons you have. I love Nayla Natural, Gwen is so supportive and helpful with questions and it’s a site I can trust.

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